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Only 32% of cardiac arrest victims receive CPR from a bystander.  Performing CPR immediately after a sudden cardiac arrest can double or triple a victim’s chance of survival.

Arcata Fire Protection District

The Arcata Firefighters Volunteer Association (AVFA) offers cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), automated external defibrillator (AED), and First-Aid classes for lay rescuers.  In these classes, students learn how to recognize the signs of a cardiac emergency, and how to sustain life with Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation until emergency medical help can arrive.  This is a skill anyone in the community can learn.

These classes are intended for the lay rescuer.  This is NOT suitable for those needing Professional Rescuer or Health Professional CPR.

Arcata Fire District has 3 classes available:

  1. Adult, Child & Infant CPR/AED (Care Plus CPR)

    • Fourth Thursday of each month​

  2. Adult CPR/AED & First Aid (Basic Plus CPR)

    • Fourth Saturday of each month​

  3. Adult, Child & Infant CPR/AED with First Aid (Premium Plus CPR)


Additional class dates can be scheduled if you are registering a group. Additionally, AVFD may be able to come to your place of business to instruct upon request. 

Class date(s) and time(s) are subject to change.


  • Care Plus - Adult, Child & Infant CPR/AED: $40.00

  • Basic Plus - Adult CPR & First Aid: $65.00

  • Premium Plus - Adult, Child & Infant CPR/AED with First Aid: $75.00

  • Payment is required upon arrival to class. Cash or check payable to Arcata Volunteer Firefighters Association will be accepted. 

Classes will be held in the Classroom at the Arcata Station: 631 9th Street, Arcata, CA 95521

Classes may be cancelled and/or rescheduled if the class size is not adequate for instruction.

Please use the form below to register for the class!

Not sure what class to take?  Feel free to contact us to discuss your options!